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  • HOPING YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND WELL

    Just keeping in touch – no news yet as to when we will be meeting for Worship – however, rest assured you are all very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.     We think especially about the folks  in our area, who are affected by the latest ‘cluster outbreak’ hoping that they will all make a speedy recovery.   Hope it won’t be too long before the lockdown is eased so we can all enjoy hugs again with our family and friends.    In the meantime stay safe.

    A MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTER – COVID 19 UPDATE

    The Government have announced today that Churches are able to open for private prayer.      At Annan Old Parish Church L/W Dornock Parish Church we have made the decision that we will not open our Church Buildings until we feel that it is safe to do so.    Regrettably, we feel that the time is not yet right to open our buildings – Our Churches will therefore remain closed until further notice.
    Rev Dave Whiteman – Minister.

    THIS COMING SUNDAY WILL BE THE 12th WEEK WHEN WE HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO MEET IN CHURCH

    Hope you are keeping in contact will all your friends by email, telephone or letter.     A chat with someone could make their day.    Stay safe.

    HOPE EVERYONE IS OK AND GETTING THROUGH THIS LOCKDOWN

    Please be assured you are very much in our thoughts and prayers, and hopefully we will soon be able to meet again in Church in the not too distant future.    Meanwhile stay safe.

    THY KINGDOM COME 21-31 MAY 2020 (ASCENSION TO PENTECOST SUNDAY)

    The Church of Scotland is delighted to be part of Thy Kingdom Come in 2020, while recognising that it needs to take a new approach because of COVID-19.  In the light of this, the Thy Kingdom Come website has been updated and adapted for our new situation:  https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

    One of the Key themes for Thy Kingdom Come 2020 is prayer and care.  As we are praying for those we love to come to know the hope and love of Christ, we are also encouraging all to see how they can show God’s love towards them, by caring for them.  The website suggests practical ways this can be done:  https://www.thykingdomcome.global/stories/prayer-and-care
    Alongside this, there is a very helpful resource “Thy Kingdom Come – five ways to get involved” which is easily adapted for congregations in lockdown.  Resources can be shared with members for download and print at home:  https://www.thykingdomcome.global/stories/5-ways-your-church-can-be-involved-years-thy-kingdom-come
    Whether you use the Family Prayer Adventure Map or the 11 day Prayer Journal, the same creativity congregations have employed to set up online worship and find new ways for undertaking pastoral care can equally be employed to stimulate united prayer.  You can pray together at set times or set up a continuous virtual prayer event and there is a wealth of practical, accessible ideas for all.
    Let us join together with Christians across the country and around the world for Thy Kingdom Come 2020.

     

    REV. JOHN PICKLES, HAS BEEN PROVIDING ON LINE SERVICES “CHURCH AT HOME” EVERY SUNDAY DURING THE LOCKDOWN, AT 11.15 a.m.

    See the invitation on the left of this home page.   It is a short Service, with Hymns, Prayers and Sermon – please join in.    Thank you John.

    CHRISTIAN AID WEEK – SUNDAY 10th – SATURDAY 16th MAY 2020

    Christian Aid Week offers new ways of getting involved online – check out the Christian Aid Website.       On Saturday 16th May, the Moderator of the General Assembly will host the Christian Aid Quiz at 8.00 p.m.   More details on the Christian Aid Scotland Facebook Page.

    ALASDAIR CAMPBELL, OUR SHARED PARISH ASSISTANT, HAS RETIRED

    For his 5 years service in the Parish, we would like to thank Alasdair  for everything he has done for us in Annan Old.   We have appreciated the way he has gone about the work in his quiet, efficient and compassionate manner.     We wish him and Maureen a long, happy and healthy retirement.

    TOMORROW WILL BE SUNDAY AGAIN AND AS WE ARE STILL IN LOCKDOWN THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE IN OUR OWN CHURCH BUT ONCE AGAIN WE CAN TUNE IN TO ST. ANDREW’S SERVICE – WHEN REV. JOHN PICKLES INVITES US TO WORSHIP AT HOME – AT 11.15 A.M.

    You are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time – but keep in touch with each other by email, facetime, telephone calls or letter.     Stay safe.

    LIFE AND WORK MAGAZINE – MAY 2020

    The May issue of Life and Work Magazine is being produced online.   Click on Life and Work – May 2020 –  on the top line of this home page then click on Session Clerks-May 2020 issue – or go to https://www.lifeandwork.org/resources/free-download-may-2020